galapagos islands

14 Essential Tips For Backpacking South America

Backpacking South America is a worthwhile adventure that I believe everyone should experience. Before I arrived on the continent, I was unsure of what to expect. To help you prepare, here are some things I wish I had known before I […]

Wildlife Adventures: Swimming With Sharks And Sea Lions In The Galapagos Islands

hammerhead shark

“Don’t freak out, but there are two huge hammerhead sharks right below us.” My guide Jens’ attempt at having me “not freak out” over the two carnivorous beasts that are 10 feet away from my juicy calves only leads me […]

How To Visit The Galapagos Islands On A Budget

Magnificent Frigatebird

While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, once you pay for the flight and $100 entrance fee, it is possible to explore this beautiful area on a budget. After going there myself, I discovered these […]

Getting Out Of Quito, Ecuador: Day, Weekend and Weeklong Excursions

While Quito, Ecuador, offers many opportunities for Inca history, diverse architecture and trendy restaurants, my favorite part about visiting this busy city was its side trips. In less than three hours you can be hiking through waterfall-filled forests, climbing one […]

10 Alternatives To The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are well known for their endemic wildlife, unique flora and strong ecological philosophy. However, the destination isn’t the only place in the world to experience an unparalleled natural setting. In fact, islands in Asia, South America, Europe and even the continent of Antarctica all feature […]

Photo Essay: 10 Unedited Super Shots Of The Galapagos

It’s hard to put into words the beauty that surrounds you when in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. One thing that struck me is how exceptionally clean the area is, and how much the locals care. I was constantly lectured […]

11 Weird And Wonderful Things I Learned In The Galapagos Islands

While most people are aware the Galapagos Islands feature pristine beaches and unique flora and fauna, there are many pieces of information one would have to visit the islands to discover. Here are some interesting facts I learned during my […]

Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge: Waterfront Luxury In The Galapagos Islands

If you’re making a trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, you’re going to want to treat yourself. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and in order to experience it properly, an equally beautiful accommodation is in order. […]